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Jul 16, 2008 03:31 PM

Dinner in the Phoenix Scottsdale area

My family and I are currently staying at the JW Meriott Desert Ridge. We are planning a dinner for five on Thursday night and are considering Eddie V's or the Capital Grille as dining options. We are looking for a nice night out, quality of food is the most important criteria. We are open to any type of cuisine and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I have not been to Eddie V's, but have always heard great things. I prefer Mastros over Capitoll Grille.

    Mastro's Steak House
    8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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    1. re: bizzlewillits

      I would completely agree. You can go to Capitol Grille in lots of cities, but only Mastro's in Scottsale and Los Angeles. Mastro's a bit higher in price-point than Eddie V's, if that's a factor. Eddie V's is very good.

    2. I think it's called Don and Charles Steakhouse. Old school feel. Banquets and memorabilia on the walls. Best service possible. Food was fantastic. Very comfortable for a group. On Camelback west of Fashion Square.

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      1. re: dcdavis

        Don and Charlie's - you are correct. An often overlooked and underappreciated institution. Great food, world class service. One of the few AZ restaurants I've been going to since of the few places that's been around that long and still as good as ever. I added a place link.

        Don & Charlie's
        7501 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      2. We have always gotten great service and good food at Capital Grill. We are not going back to Eddie V's and I think Mastro's is over priced.

        1. Eddie V's is very good... food is spectacular, service not so much. However, the price is good and the quality is excellent.

          1. Roaring Fork. You will love it. Everyone does. Yes, everyone.

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            1. re: blair_houghton

              Didn't the original chef/owner, MacGrath (spelled incorrectly I'm sure) leave RF? Heard the food is not quite the same now with his departure.

              1. re: ginael

                He sold his interest a year or so back. I've heard mixed reports on the food since his departure. Some say it's the same, other say it's gone down. We haven't been for several years, so can't compare.